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2 kids injured in Arizona jumping castle accident

By the CNN Wire Staff
Investigators examine the deflated castle in the median on Speedway Boulevard on Saturday.
Investigators examine the deflated castle in the median on Speedway Boulevard on Saturday.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • A dust devil lifts the castle about 15 feet into the air, a fire official says
  • It's blown across 3 lanes of traffic before crashing
  • A boy and a girl were inside the jumping castle at the time
  • Their injuries are thought to be serious, but not life-threatening

(CNN) -- Two children were injured Saturday in Arizona when a dust devil lifted a jumping castle about 15 feet into the air, blowing it across three lanes of traffic before flinging it to the ground, the Tucson Fire Department said.

The children, a boy and girl, were inside the jumping castle at the time and have since been taken to an area hospital. Their injuries are serious, but not life-threatening, said Tucson Fire Department spokeswoman Trish Tracy.

Officials responded to the incident at the corner of 11th Avenue and Speedway Boulevard around 2 p.m., she said.

Video from CNN affiliate KGUN shows investigators taking pictures of the deflated castle, which crashed in the median on Speedway.

Tracy said Saturday's incident was the second involving a jumping castle in Pima County this year.

CNN's Greg Morrison contributed to this report.

 
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